If you want to become a lawyer in Nigeria, you need to follow the guidelines set by the Council of Legal Education. They regulate the legal profession in Nigeria and supervise the Nigerian Law School, which is the only institution authorized to provide legal education and training for lawyers.

The list provided below includes all the approved law schools in Nigeria as of 2023. The Council makes sure that only these authorized law schools can accept students who want to become lawyers and attend the Nigerian Law School.

Background Information

The Nigerian Law School and the Council of Legal Education were created in 1962 after the Legal Education Act was passed. The main goal was to make sure that future judges could study Nigerian customary law. [1]

Role of The Council of Legal Education

The Council of Legal Education is in charge of regulating the legal profession in Nigeria. It establishes the rules for people who have a foreign law degree and want to work as lawyers in Nigeria.

The Council sets the guidelines for legal education in Nigeria and makes sure that only approved law schools can send students to the Nigerian Law School and accept candidates to the Nigerian Bar.

Full List of Accredited and Approved Faculties of Law in Nigeria by Council of Legal Education

Authorized Faculties of Law in Nigeria

Only approved law schools in Nigeria can send students to the Nigerian Law School and accept candidates to the Nigerian Bar. ((thenigerialawyer.com) Here is the list of the authorized law schools in Nigeria as of 2023:

Federal Universities:

  1. University of Ibadan
  2. University of Lagos
  3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  4. University of Maiduguri
  5. University of Benin
  6. University of Jos
  7. University of Calabar
  8. University of Ilorin
  9. University of Uyo
  10. Obafemi Awolowo University
  11. Bayero University, Kano
  12. Usmanu Dan Fodio University
  13. Ahmadu Bello University
  14. University of Abuja
  15. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  16. University of Port Harcourt
  17. Federal University Oye

State Universities:

  1. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
  2. Kogi State University
  3. Ebonyi State University
  4. Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  5. Rivers State University
  6. Abia State University
  7. Imo State University
  8. Delta State University, Abraka
  9. Ambrose Alli University
  10. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  11. Bukar Abba Ibrahim University
  12. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University
  13. Osun State University
  14. Edo University Uzairuje
  15. Nasarawa State University
  16. Benue State University
  17. Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University
  18. Niger Delta University, Yenagoa
  19. Lagos State University, Lagos
  20. Bauchi State University
  21. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti

Private Universities:

  1. Igbinedion University
  2. Afe Babalola University
  3. Crescent University Abeokuta
  4. Babcock University, Ogun State
  5. Baze University Abuja
  6. American University of Nigeria
  7. Bowen University
  8. Benson Idahosa University, Benin
  9. Nigerian Turkish Nile University
  10. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  11. Al-Hikman University, Ilorin
  12. Lead City University, Ibadan
  13. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  14. Edwin Clark University, Delta
  15. Madonna University, Okija
  16. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
  17. Salem University, Lokoja
  18. Gregory University Uturu
  19. Adeleke University Ede
  20. Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu
  21. Achievers University, Owo
  22. Redeemers University, Ede
  23. Bingham University, Keffi
  24. Koladaisi University, Ibadan
  25. Novena University Ogume
  26. Renaissance University
  27. Veritas University Abuja
  28. Caleb University Lagos
  29. Philomath University, Abuja
  30. Thomas Adewunmi University, Oko
  31. Fountain University, Osogbo

Check out the full List of Law Schools in Nigeria; Everything You Need to Know About Nigerian Law School.

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